An Aromatic seed. The seeds are stimulant, digestive. The leaves are variously referred to as coriander leaves. The fresh leaves strengthen the stomach and promote its actions - relieves flatulence. The leaves, and especially the stems, have a very different taste from the seeds. The fresh leaves are used either in chopped form. Even, juice of the leaves is beneficial in treating indigestion. Coriander seeds are also used in traditional Indian medicine as a diuretic by boiling equal amounts of coriander seeds and cumin seeds, then cooling and consuming the resulting liquid.
In my family, my grandmother used to boil water adding a handful of coriander seeds, pepper and cumin seeds, with a piece of ginger, whenever we have sore throat. It relieves the burning sensation. Consuming this boiled water, frequently will definitely reduce the soreness in our throat (my personal experience).
|Coriander leaves, raw |
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
|Energy 20 kcal 100 kJ|
|Percentages are relative to US|
recommendations for adults.
Coriander seeds is available in most of the Indian stores properly packed and sealed